What International Women’s Day means to me. Future Women article.
Co-founder of Creative Order, Todd Lopez was asked by Angela Ledgerwood at FutureWomen what International Womens Day means to him
Taken from the original article: International Women’s Day means many things to many people. It can be a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and it can be a day for challenging the gender stereotypes and gender imbalances that still exist. Ultimately, IWD speaks to all of us a little differently. We wanted to know what it means to you so we asked 11 men and women what it sparks in them.
“Becoming a father to two girls, aged five and three-years-old, has made me acutely aware of wanting girls and women to experience the world fairly.”
“For me, International Women’s Day is all about perspective and acknowledging that others have a different experience of the world than I do. I walk through the world as a tall, white, Australian male, who is rarely worried for his safety. My experience of society’s biases and discriminations is very different to that of a woman’s. Becoming a father to two girls, aged five and three-years-old, has made me acutely aware of wanting girls and women to experience the world fairly. Today I’m reflecting on this and how I can help make it happen.”
Read the full article on the FutureWomen’s site